Olympic Triathlon 2012: Results, Medals, Highlights and More
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Perhaps the most epic finish in this sport was given to us by Nicola Spirig of Switzerland and Lisa Norden of Sweden, who put out a photo finish to kickstart the Olympic event.
Despite both contestants clocking at 1:59.48, Spirig was given the gold as she crossed the tape with her foot before Norden leaned her head towards the tape, attempting a minimal lead.
Both women dropped to their knees immediately after crossing the tape, with Australia's Erin Densham finishing a close third.
In the men's competition, Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee notched the gold, finishing with an impressive 1:46 25 mark before teammate Javier Gomez of Spain and little brother Jonathan Brownlee.
All three men run for the same team in France. The Brownlee brothers set the pace for the field, going full throttle in each of the triathlon's sections and ultimately bringing Great Britain's its first ever medals in the sport.
The Brownlee brothers each brought a medal to their home Great Britain, older brother Alistair took the gold after running the last 10,000 meters in 28 minutes and Jonathan earned bronze despite a 15-second penalty for mounting his bike too early.
Alistair finished the three-portion course in one hour, 46 minutes and 25 seconds. Younger brother Jonathan finished 31 seconds after his elder and 20 seconds after mutual teammate Javier Gomez of Spain who earned silver.
The three medalists race for French team EC Sartrouville embraced each other after crossing the finish line, sharing a historic moment minutes later, standing on the podium of the second Olympic Triathlon event.
American Hunter Kemper finished 14th with a time of 1:48:46.
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